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3 friends from different teams have eyes on Iowa Class 4A boys' state cross country title

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 1, 2019 - 10:14am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Jacob Green plunged into a group chat earlier this week with Jack Pendergast and Dylan Dolezal. His question had nothing to do with race strategy or running shoes. “He...
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Iowa state cross country preview: Scouting the individual and team races

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 1, 2019 - 10:14am
FORT DODGE — The 2019 Iowa high school state cross country meet is Saturday at Lakeside Golf Course. Here’s a primer on the meetl Class 4A girls Time — 11 a.m. Individuals to...
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Eastern Iowa Swim Federation’s Tenley Michael wins 8 titles

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 1, 2019 - 10:13am
JOHNSTON — Tenley Michael of the Eastern Iowa Swimming Federation captured eight titles in the 8U girls’ competition at the CIA Fall Mixer late last month. Tenley won the 50 and 100...
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First pheasant hunt was satisfying — for most

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 1, 2019 - 9:56am
Iowa grows corn. Corn grows Iowa. And, when it stands unbroken to the horizon in endless amber waves of unpicked stalks on opening day, corn hides pheasants. That was the headline on Oct. 26 when I...
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Xavier cross country Nate Hopp supports all his runners

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 1, 2019 - 8:54am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Nathan Hopp is the boys’ cross country coach at Cedar Rapids Xavier as well as the girls’ track coach at Linn-Mar. He doesn’t take sides. “I always...
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Got milk? Yes, and Lisbon has construction tools ... and a team 1 win from state volleyball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 31, 2019 - 8:13pm
LISBON — Behind all of those gimmicks — the arsenal of construction tools in their huddle, and that hideous half-gallon of 5-month-old milk in Rylan Allison’s refrigerator —...
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Photos: High School Volleyball — Prince of Peace at Lisbon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 31, 2019 - 7:56pm
Lisbon sweeps Prince of Peace in Class 1A regional semifinal
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Iowa high school football playoffs 2019: Our predictions

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 31, 2019 - 5:10pm
The Gazette’s sportswriters pick the semifinalists and championship game winner for the Iowa high school football playoffs. Class 4A     JEFF JOHNSON Bracket A: West Des Moines...
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On UNI Podcast: What to make of the Missouri State win and previewing Illinois State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 31, 2019 - 5:05pm
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier sportswriter Jim Nelson joins the On UNI Podcast to recap No. 10 Northern Iowa’s 29-6 win at Missouri State last Saturday and to discuss whether or not there should...
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Insta-Graham: UNI’s Aaron Graham is a talented receiver — and photographer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 31, 2019 - 4:54pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa senior receiver Aaron Graham’s talents go far beyond the football field. The Oak Grove, Mo., native is a digital media production major at UNI with a...
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It’s a tall task for Cedar Rapids RoughRiders goaltender Shamil Shmakov

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 31, 2019 - 4:25pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — He did try basketball. “Just for fun in school with the boys, with my friends,” Shamil Shmakov said. But even with hoops height, the first-year Cedar Rapids...
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Iowa high school football playoffs 2019: The preview show

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 31, 2019 - 4:22pm
Playoffs? Playoffs! Join The Gazette’s Jeff Linder, K.J. Pilcher and Jeff Johnson as they preview all six classes in the 2019 Iowa high school football playoffs and make their predictions for...
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Hlastradamus Odds Pod: A look back at our good — and bad — college football picks so far

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 31, 2019 - 4:14pm
With Iowa and Iowa State both off this week, the Hlastradamus Odds Pod has a chance to reset. Mike Hlas and Tim Sullivan look back at their picks so far this season — the good, the bad and the...
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‘We’re fired up to be here:’ Why Iowa wrestling held media day outside at Kroul Farms

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 31, 2019 - 3:39pm
MOUNT VERNON — Iowa doesn’t receive the credit it deserves for special events that help promote wrestling and entertain. The Hawkeyes’ annual media day was unique, interesting...
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Penn State transfer Gavin Teasdale feels right at home with Iowa wrestling

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 31, 2019 - 3:34pm
MOUNT VERNON — Gavin Teasdale has had a long road to reach the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Teasdale was a prep at Jefferson-Morgan High School when he...
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Bracket of Death: Class 3A Iowa high school football powers meet before Dome

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 31, 2019 - 3:27pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — In soccer’s World Cup every four years, analysts always label one of the first-round pods as the Group of Death. It means the four nations in the group are evenly...
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Powerful offensive line pushes Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s relentless rush attack

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 31, 2019 - 3:19pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — You run the football. They know you’re going to run the football. Yet they can’t stop it. There can’t be anything more satisfying for an offensive lineman....
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Iowa high school football playoffs 2019: Previewing all 20 area first-round games

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 31, 2019 - 12:08pm
A closer look at Gazette area Iowa high school football first-round playoff games Friday night. All games kick off at 7 p.m. Class 4A Fort Dodge (6-3) at No. 5 Cedar Rapids Kennedy (8-1) Playoff...
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Former Cyclone Deonte Burton finds his way to NBA roster with OKC Thunder

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 31, 2019 - 11:06am
DALLAS — Deonte Burton took the scenic route to reach this, his first full season in the NBA. Burton, 25, who played his final two collegiate seasons at Iowa State and averaged 15.1 points and...
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Can Iowa wrestlers be cream of the 2020 crop?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 31, 2019 - 10:27am
MOUNT VERNON — Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands said UI associate director of athletic communications Chris Brewer asked him if he’d like to hold last Wednesday’s Media Day at Kroul...
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